Greetings! need some helps here. I am using KDE 4.7 openSUSE Tumnleweed based on 12.1. How do I am make the numlock permanently ‘on’ during start up? Already made changes in YaST > system keyboard layout > and numlock on from there set to ‘yes’, in /etc/sysconfig the KBD_NUMLOCK been set to ‘yes’ as well, but none of it working during the boot up and I am need to activate the numlock manually. btw, my BIOS does not have any options in changing the specific keys lock. Things however worked well in my previous 11.4.
I am in the same exact boat as you! This is not the case for openSUSE 11.4, only 12.1. I applied the same settings as you did, and my BIOS does not have a numlock option, either. The only thing that “works” is numlock will be enabled after I login to a KDE session. But no matter what I’ve tried, the KDM login screen always disables numlock!
If I reboot with numlock enabled, it will be disabled once I get to the KDM login screen.
If I logout from a KDE session, numlock will be disabled once I get to the KDE login screen.
Is there a fix for this available? Since this problem has impact on all opensuse users, I would assume that this issue has high priority. But I haven’t found a software update that fixes the issue yet (dissapointed).
I also do not understand that this wasn’t seen and fixed by the developpers in alpha and beta testing since you can not look over this. When num lock is off, your password will be wrong if it includes a number when logging into KDE…
keellambert, nice suggestion but unfortunately it doesn’t help. Numlock is switched off as soon as opensuse starts to boot from grub and is not activated again by KDM. When I turn it on, login into KDE, logout again into KDM, the numlock is back off…